This Paris Life

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With the 2024 Olympics upcoming in Paris, the fashion world is looking to sportswear. Expect athletic lines from your favorite designer brands in the months leading up to the Olympics next summer, but until then, a new exhibition in Paris looks back on the art of sportswear. The Musée des Arts décoratifs is opening an […]

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In 2020, when the world was in lockdown due to Covid, there were some people who decided that their life goals should not be put on hold even one day longer.  This is the story of a man who did just that, and how it changed his life forever. It had always been the dream of […]

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It can seem daunting to renovate a property in Paris when you are far away, and even more so when you have never even seen the property in question.   We’re fortunate to work with an incredible team that can step in and make your dreams a reality.  Here is the behind the scenes story from […]

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Energy-efficiency renovation measures are set to have a significant impact on the rental market in France, with the first rental ban scheduled to take effect in January 2023. However, the implementation of these regulations has sparked confusion and concern among landlords and real estate professionals alike. The French government has consistently maintained its stance against […]

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A combination of bistro and gastronomy, the bistronomic restaurant is a concept born in the 90s that combines low prices and creative, refined cuisine, made with fresh and seasonal products, and often orchestrated by great chefs. Specific to French culture, there is tasty and artistic cuisine, quality service and a place without fuss. For several […]

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L’église Saint-Eugène-Sainte-Cécile, better known simply as L’église Saint-Eugène, is one of Paris’s lesser-known churches that, from the outside, doesn’t seem very impressive (it doesn’t even have a bell tower), but on the inside, conceals a plethora of historical and artistic treasures.  The first church in France built with a metal framework Built on the site […]

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  You’ve already seen it on the big screen, but no one has taken it since 1939: the Porte des Lilas-cinéma metro station is a “ghost” station that is closed to the public, but popular among directors, who use it to breathe the life of the Paris metro into their films.    Each day, thousands […]

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    In November 2016, the European Commission approved a proposal for a new European Travel Information and Authorization System, ETIAS. From 2024, eligible citizens will be required to apply for the ETIAS France online before traveling to France or any of the Schengen member countries. The system is being implemented in response to increased […]

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The Secret Cité’s of the 19th Arrondissement It’s great fun to walk among the heights of Belleville and get lost in its picturesque streets.  Here are three old working-class neighborhoods, charming and unknown, in the 19th arrondissement of Paris.   Cité Saint-Chaumont Located between Boulevard de la Villette and Avenue Simon Bolivar, this peaceful cité […]

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Introduction: Despite a slight upturn in the housing market in May, Spring 2023 in France fell short of seasonal norms. While the nationwide prices stabilized, they lacked the usual dynamism associated with this time of year. This article explores the recent trends in the housing market, highlighting areas of improvement and concerns that continue to […]

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